Monday, March 3, 2014

Seattle: Photographs

My days were spent on my own just exploring and taking pictures but a few of my evenings were spent with about 10-15 of Sean's co-workers. I was the only wife/girlfriend that was able to take 7 days to travel to Seattle. Sometimes this unemployment thing is a gift as my sister Emma pointed out. Hopefully I'll remember that tomorrow if I feel the urge to throw myself a pity party.

Anyway, these guys are ridiculously smart. One guy mentioned that he had graduated from MIT and Sean grinned and said he got his masters at SUNY IT. That made me giggle out loud.

I thought I would zone out during dinners being the only gal in the group but I found myself enjoying the chatter. These guys are senior operation managers, design engineers, human resource directors, area managers, etc. of Amazon. They have this language full of technical terms that I just had to nod my head at and pretend to understand. The one thing I could relate to was that we all love Amazon. It was fascinating hearing about the process that gets the items you order online, to your front door.

As I listened to them talk, it dawned on me that Sean is like them, that he is one of them. It is easy to forget that your husband is rather smart when he dries a top you've said several times not to dry in the dryer, when he tackles a rugby player twice his size without thinking of consequences or when he brings you home a fish sandwich with tartar sauce when he knows how much you despise tartar sauce.

But those nights in Seattle, listening to him talk with his peers I developed new respect for Sean. I just felt so proud of him and knowing how hard he has worked to get where he is at humbles me incredibly. The great thing is that the best is yet to come with that guy.

Bad news - I still have more Seattle pictures.


Discovery Street said...

it's amazing to see your husband really thrive isn't it? and your pictures are lovely :)

1 + The One said...

Aww this is really nice.. Especially the part about you being proud of your husband :-).. Lovely pictures too xx

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

your pictures are so lovely.
great post.

Andi Ploehs said...

I'm going through the whole unemployment thing too. And at times it can be depressing, but I'm so thankful that God took me out of my last situation. Great pictures too. Can't wait to see more!

EmilyJane said...

I love how much you love him. That sounds weird, but if I were to ever be married, I really hope for a relationship like yours.

I LOVED all the photographs once again, and I will never get tired of looking at them :D.

Georgina Castellucci said...

Faith I love how you are capturing the city in these photos (and cannot wait to see more!) I was also so happy to read of the different light you saw Sean in, it is SO important for us to see our significant other in their varying roles for this very purpose (and is a good reminder to us to be thankful for all that they know and do!) xo

Sunny said...

wow beautiful pics, seattle looks amazing thru your eyes! i'm putting it on my list of places to travel to.

Law_Fal said...

I absolutely adore your pictures! It is great to see a different side of someone. I'm happy you got to take the journey and put a lot of things into perspective. Your moment is coming hun. Soon.

Dee D said...

Hi Faith. I can really relate to this post. When I see my husband interact with different people at church and then I listen to him play his guitar on the worship team, it really does change the way I see him, too. It always reminds me why I fell in love with him in the first place. I enjoyed the beautiful pictures of Seattle. Oh and I'm following you now. Have a great day.

Desiree Macke said...

Were those trees painted blue?! How awesome.
I love that you got a little peek into Sean's work world! Although I rarely have much to add to conversations my husband has with his coworkers their stories always fascinate me! It's a whole different world, of which I can only imagine.

two birds said...

i love it when i get to see chris in a different light than i normally do. it's fun to see them shine in ways we don't normally!

Susannah said...

These pictures are great! I also LOVE hearing about your understnading your hubby better and loving him better through this trip! :-)

Carolyn said...

As always - gorgeous photos! I love listening to Jake in his element. :) And Jake is the same way - so smart but he does the DUMBEST things. HAHAHA

K&R said...

i definitely know what you mean about sean and seeing him in a different like when doing work talk.
ryan is so smart. whenever he talks to people i realize that.
and i love these pictures, you need to visit san francisco!


Cece said...

How very cool to get to see a different side of him when he's in his element. And it's funny how you could know someone so well and yet still not know every facet.

his little lady said...

I love how you captured Seattle! I love my city! Just beautiful :)
xo TJ

Whitney Cypert said...

Great pictures! And it's not bad that you have more pictures, I'm excited! Isn't it crazy that you forget how smart your husband is when you live with him? Lol I have always known Garrett was one of the most hard working and smartest people I know, but sometimes his common sense fails him. Does Sean like working for Amazon? Does he have an MBA or what? Garrett has his MBA and has talked about being an operations manager before. I bet Amazon is an amazing company to work for! And yes, enjoy not having a job while you can!!

Angela said...

Fantastic pictures Faith, love how you speak about Sean!
I'm currently loving reading all your posts I've missed whilst I was AWOL xx

Vett Vandiver said...

gorgeous photos! I love that blue coat and flowers that woman is wearing!

simplychic said...

so pretty! i feel like i was there.

Maria said...

i'm just blown away with your photography and the way you capture such details. the woman walking on her phone...seems like no big deal...but you just capture moments that are real and beautiful.
i love that you have more photos! :)

Sandie said...

Such a great post!! A blessing hearing you talk about your husband like that!!

CoastWithMe said...

It definitely is a blessing in disguise! Enjoy this time you have off Faith! A door will open when it's the right time;)! What an all around awesome experience you had in Seattle! Love all of these pictures!

Shea Coleman said...


Loving the photos…you are so talented! I love that you are still learning things about Sean. That's sweet I love you two!!

Emmett Katherine said...

this post made me go awwwwww and laugh at the same time :) it's sweet you get to see/know the different sides of Sean.


Also - I think putting things in the dryer when told not too is a guy thing. my dad used to do it too by mistake growing up!

lovemekayy said...

your pictures are absolutely stunning , so full of colors and very artistic . Officially following you GFC #624, hope you can check out my blog and add me back.

Brandi said...

So fun that you were able to travel with your husband. I've always wanted to travel to Seattle. The Public Market looks like a dream! Thanks for sharing your pics!